The 39 Steps

Continuity mistake: Hannay is talking to the milkman inside the door. Outside the door you can see across the street, the two guys walking down the sidewalk. A moment later, Hannay goes toward the door and now there's the milk wagon on the street right in front of the door. When Hannay pointed out the two guys across the street to the milkman, the milk wagon wasn't there and the milkman is inside with Hannay so he couldn't have pulled it up.

Revealing mistake: The serial number of the autogyro has been reversed, showing that the stock shot has been reversed for effect.

Continuity mistake: When Hannay and Pamela are on the bed at the inn, Hannay asks Pamela to pass a nail file to him and you can see Hannay is about to take a bite of his sandwich. In the next shot, his hand with the sandwich is well away from his mouth.

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Trivia: Director Alfred Hitchcock has a cameo role in this film - he is seen tossing some litter as Richard and Annabella run from the music hall.


Heckler in Audience: How old is Mae West? How old is Mae West?

Boy in audience: What won the Cup in 1926?
Mr. Memory: Cup? Waterloo? Football? Or Tea, Sir?
Boy in audience: Football, silly.
Heckler in Audience: When did Chelsea win it?
Mr. Memory: 63BC in the presence of the Emperor Nero.

Richard Hannay: How far is Winnipeg from Montreal?
Mr. Memory: A gentleman from Canada. You're welcome, sir. Winnipeg, the third city of Canada and the capital of Manitoba. Distance from Montreal: 1424 miles.

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